Norwegian People's Aid vision is Solidarity in Action. We are a politically independent membership-based organisation working in Norway and in more than 35 countries around the world. Founded in 1939 as the labour movement's humanitarian solidarity organisation, NPA aims to improve people's living conditions and to create societies that are more just and more democratic. NPA's international work covers three core areas: Humanitarian Disarmament, Democratisation and Just distribution of power and resources and Humanitarian Action and Crises response.

Wars and armed conflicts come to an end; however, the remnants of war continue to terrorize millions of people for decades to follow. Humanitarian Disarmament's vision is a world where people and communities are safe, resilient and protected before, during and after armed conflict. Together with national authorities and other stakeholders, we are working to resolve problems faced by local communities caused by landmines and other explosive remnants of war. Currently NPA has more than 23 Humanitarian Disarmament Programmes ongoing in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Balkans and the Middle East.


NPA Humanitarian Disarmament (HD) is one of the world's leading organisations working to protect civilians from explosive weapons. We do this through survey and clearance of mines and other explosive weapons, physical security and stockpile management, and risk education of civilian. We currently have programmes in 23 countries and an estimated annual turnover of 440 million NOK. NPA's humanitarian disarmament activities are all donor funded. The UK Department for International Development (DFID) is NPA HD's third largest donor. NPA currently has two DFID funded mine action programmes - one involving traditional mine action operations (survey, clearance and risk education) and one involving capacity development activities.


The Advisor will be responsible for managing select donor relations and grants. Particularly, the Advisor will be responsible for overall coordination of NPA's participation in DFID contracts for mine action activities. Furthermore, the advisor will manage NPA's framework agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NMFA) on humanitarian disarmament activities.

Inter alia, the position involves liasing with country programmes, consortium partners and donors; coordination and quality assurance of reports and proposals; verifying project status etc.

The Advior will also be responsible for maintaining an overview and detailed knowledge of rules, regulations and requirements from DFID, NMFA and other relevant donors, and ensure that programmes and Head Office staff are informed of and trained on these as required.

Finally, the Advisor may be assigned any other responsibility, task or duty (global or programme specific) as assigned by the Department for Humanitarian Disarmament management.

Desired qualifications:

  • Relevant higher education (e.g. economics, finance, political science, business management, development management) or qualifications (e.g. result focused mine action, overseas relief and development programmes or civil service)
  • Experience from programme or complex project management, including proven ability to coordinate, write reports and proposals
  • Previous working relations or experience of liaison and networking with donors, the UN, national authorities, NGOs or military forces
  • Written and verbal proficiency in English
  • Good knowledge of computer handling and data acquisition

To be succesfull in this role you must have these personal competencies:

  • Proven ability to coordinate, edit and write reports and proposals
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and work calmly under pressure and limited supervision
  • Proven strong oversight as well as attention to detail
  • Ability to work in and adapt to difficult and complex cultures and conditions
  • Excellent coordination, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive and serviceminded

We consider it an advantage if you also have: 
Education and or experience in finance and/or compliance within humanitarian aid and/or humanitarian disarmament and mine action sector is an advantage. Experience with DFID contracts/projects/programmes is also an asset.

In return we offer:

  • An interesting, challenging work environment 
  • Salary level: 434.496 to 539.402 NOK
  • Flexible working hours
  • Pension: 2 percent savings in SPK
  • Leave: We offer five weeks annual holiday**  
  • Insurance: You will be covered by NPA's comprehensive insurance package which includes travel insurance, group life insurance, accident insurance and worker's compensation insruance
  • Contract: This position is temporary, from May 2018 until May 2019.

** Terms for annual holiday follow the Norwegian Annual Holidays Act

In general:

All positions in NPA HD may involve extensive travel and potentially longer stays abroad, potentially to/in all of NPA's Humanitarian Disarmament Programmes. NPA reserves the right to redraw the vacancy before any employments has been made if needed. If this occurs all applicants will be notified by e-mail that the vacancy is no longer valid.

Please note: Selection and interviews will take place continuously. The position could be filled before the closing date.


Norwegian People's Aid is a politically independent membershipbased organisation working in Norway and in more than 33 countries around the world. Founded in 1939 as the labour movement's humanitarian solidarity organisation, NPA aims to improve people's living conditions and to create societies that are more just and more democratic. NPA's international work covers three core areas: Humanitarian disarmament, Democratisation and just distribution of power and resources and Humanitarian action and crises response.

Please apply online as instructed on this website. Due to capacity reasons we are only able to process applications sent through our recruitment portal.


Emilie Roer-Eide

Grant Manager

+47 486 76 650

Helene Ystanes Føyn

Head of Programmes

+47 469 21 585